schedule Sep 27th 10:45 - 11:35 AM place Z309 people 38 Interested

In this interactive session Shane discuss his experience working in a distributed, virtual organization which is founded on an Agile Mindset. The challenges of maintaining agility when remote, the ways the ICAgile team have consciously designed their team and organization culture and provide actionable advice based on real experience on how to maintain collaboration, teamwork and live the agile values in a remote only organization.

ICAgile is a global, virtual organisation working with partners across over 100 countries spanning almost every timezone. There is no single corporate office and the ICAgile team is spread across seven locations in three countries. We have managed to build a strong collaborative culture and a truly safe working environment focused on outcomes rather than activities, holding each other to account and being really effective and productive while having a joyful workplace.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

This session has been designed using the Training from the Back of the Room 4-C's structure.

The topics covered are:

  • 10 mins Identify the characteristics of high performing teams and the challenges distributed teams have to becoming high performing
  • 5 mins How does this relate to agile teams and the agile manifesto?
  • 10 mins What are the potential benefits for both organisations and individuals from having distributed teams
  • 15 mins The ICAgile story - what we do and how we've done it
  • 10 Advice for managers, teams and individuals on how to nurture and enable effective distributed teams

Learning Outcome

  • Contrast the pros and cons of working in distributed, co-located, or blended Agile teams.
  • Mindfully apply agile practices and tools that enhance collaboration and value-delivery for remote agile teams.
  • After seeing how one organization overcame the challenges of distribution to create a truly collaborative, agile culture, analogize some of these wins to their own context.
  • Identify and apply some of the key capabilities organizations need in order to succeed with remote teams (e.g. virtual facilitation skills).
  • Takeaway some additional resources to explore in their own context
  • Have some fun while learning

Target Audience

Anyone working in or with distributed teams

Prerequisites for Attendees

An open mind and ideas about the potential opportunities and challenges that distributed teams have

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